Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Woodcut Style

This was a sample illustration done in an attempt to land a TV gig. If I'd gotten it I would have done a series of these which would have been used in a documentary. I was told that the producers liked my sample, but for whatever reason the job went to someone else.

Boy did I enjoy doing the sample though. They asked for an 18th Century woodcut style and gave me not much else in the way of direction, so I immersed myself in the work of Gustave Dore and just went for it. (BTW where has Dore been all my life. He makes every comic artist I ever admired look like a total pussy.)

The upshot is that I was able to use this as a sample for a t-shirt illustration job that looks like it is going to happen, so it wasn't all in vain.


Anonymous said...

Holy WOW. That's friggin' awesome. I'm sorry to read about the lost opportunity, but I'll buy this on a t-shirt when it's available. Yer damn skippy.

This is a beautiful piece of art, Kevin.

ant'ny (fanboy)

Don Hudson said...

Nice and Creepy!

Joan Crawford said...

This is awesome. I want this! The part I find most creepy is the two fingers held up. You have real skill. A cool idea, well executed - man, to be able to draw, really draw.

Kevie said...

Joan: That's funny, I was just on your blog the other day thinking, "Man, to be able to really pace a joke." ;)